Upcoming Classes

 

Below is a chronological listing of classes. The class titles are hyperlinked, so click on the class name to go directly to its individual page to register. To enter a search for a particular class or to peruse classes by subject areas please visit the Classes Homepage.

 
 

Classes for 2018:

 

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Tue, Jun 19
The Edible Academy: Cultivating the Outdoor ClassroomFULL
This three-day workshop will provide classroom educators, parents and garden coordinators with hands-on experience that will help you use your Outdoor Classroom as an exciting educational tool! Explore lessons in gardening and basic cooking techniques that support TEKS objectives in earth science, s...
8:00am to 3:00pm
Sat, Jul 21
Fall Vegetable Gardening (HMNS)FULL
After the dog days of summer comes the perfect time to toss together iron rich salad greens, sauté veggie shish kabobs or simmer hardy vegetable soups that your whole family will enjoy. One advantage of living in Houston is how easy it is to grow vegetables in the fall and winter seasons. Think you ...
9:30am to 12noon
Sat, Aug 11
Waste Not, Want Not....Bokashi and Vermicomposting
Stop throwing your food scraps in the trash. Come learn the how tos and the benefits of bokashi and vermicomposting. Physical limitations, space limitations, deed restrictions – any number of things may limit a gardener’s ability to compost in bins or piles. However, ANY gardener or homeowner...
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Sat, Sep 08
Basic Organic Vegetable Gardening (HMNS)
This is an introductory class to growing vegetables organically in Houston, with all of its climate challenges. Growing your own food can be rewarding in many ways---a healthy family activity, fresh air and exercise, as well as better food quality and lower food costs. In this class, you will learn ...
9:30am to 12noon
Sat, Sep 22
Starting a Community or School Garden Workshop
There are many reasons for starting a community garden: creating a strong sense of community and stewardship; developing a community’s identity and spirit; providing a space for communities to grow safe, nutritious food; empowering communities with the knowledge to grow their own food and offering e...
8:30 am to 2:30 pm
Thu, Sep 27
In the Garden: Basic Organic Vegetable Gardening
This introductory organic gardening class is hands on at the McGovern Centennial Family Gardens. The foundation for growing healthy, nutrient dense vegetables is healthy soil - structure, chemistry and as important are supporting microscopic soil organisms. We will demonstrate and students will part...
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Sun, Sep 30
Sustainable Living Through Permaculture 1: SLTP 1
The design principles of Permaculture (PC) are explained, observed and illustrated in a series of breakout sessions at a home and garden remodeled to reflect PC sustainability principles. This garden is set up with cisterns, many types of fruits, vegetables, habitat plants, a small area for collecti...
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Sat, Oct 06
Basic Fruit Tree Care and Planting (HMNS)
This class will teach you the basics of fruit tree selection, planting, care, and maintenance. Fruit trees are wonderful additions to the urban landscape with beautiful flowers, fragrance, and the reward of organically grown fruits. They support pollinators and can provide habitat for birds. We wi...
9:30am to 12:00 noon
Sun, Oct 07
Sustainable Living Through Permaculture 2: SLTP 2
In this classroom presentation, we carefully explore principles demonstrated in Sustainable Living Through Permaculture 1 (SL 1), look at issues connected with larger rural sites, and begin the design of a farm/home site that connects and integrates food with housing and nature. SLPC 2 is designed t...
12:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Sat, Oct 13
Edible Academy: Lead, Share, Grow!
This 3-hour workshop will provide classroom teachers, parents, community volunteers and garden coordinators with hands-on experience that will help you use your Outdoor Classroom as an exciting educational tool. Explore lessons in gardening and culinary arts that support TEKS objectives in the core ...
9:00am to 12:00pm
Sun, Oct 14
Designing Bountiful Gardens Through Permaculture (series)
Designing Bountiful Gardens is the Fall permaculture series of classes that is open to anyone who has completed the prerequisite classes of Sustainable Living 1 and 2. Knowledge of gardening is not needed. This module is over 6 Sundays totaling 30 class hours. Pre-registration is required. The price...
Sat, Nov 17
Edible Landscapes (HMNS)
In making the most of our small spaces, it's a good idea to think about an edible landscape. This class will discuss the basics of good landscape design based on sound gardening principles and aesthetic beauty. Included will be instruction on how to design the basic components of the garden spa...
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Sat, Dec 01
Starting a Community or School Garden Workshop
There are many reasons for starting a community garden: creating a strong sense of community and stewardship; developing a community’s identity and spirit; providing a space for communities to grow safe, nutritious food; empowering communities with the knowledge to grow their own food and offering e...
8:30 am to 2:30 pm
Sat, Dec 08
Insectary Gardens-Nature's Pest Control (HMNS)
Insectaries are fascinating gardens – in bloom much of the time, and alive with some of nature’s most interesting creatures! Organic gardeners depend on beneficial insects as one of our front line defenses against pest species. Yet how do we invite them to choose our gardens as their home and...
9:30am to 11:30am
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